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mr drinky
05-21-2011, 02:10 AM
I was just looking through a Japan Woodworker catalog and saw these pocket stones by EzeLap.

EzeLap Pocket Stones (http://kitchen.japanwoodworker.com/product.asp?s=JapanWoodworker&pf_id=89.200&dept_id=13104)

I wouldn't use them for my own knives, but when I visit someone else and they have sh**y knives then they might come in handy. I often travel with a sharpened Forschner just in case I am called on for cooking duty, but this pocket-sized option might be better.

Has anyone tried these before? They only go up to 1200, but that would be fine for most normal cutlery to get reasonably sharp.

k.

steeley
05-21-2011, 02:20 AM
I have one from DMT sharpening diamond card it works good but hard to hold i would say a double sided diafold by DMT.
i take it with me for other peoples knife's where i might get pulled into a task.

mr drinky
05-21-2011, 02:28 AM
Is this the one you have?

http://www.amazon.com/Sharpener-Diafold-Double-Sided-Diamond/dp/B00004WFTS

I was thinking of getting a small piece of wood to mount the card on or a rock-hard felt block to give some clearance.

k.

steeley
05-21-2011, 02:32 AM
Yea that's the one good for those block sets
i like your idea with the felt. but your stuck with one grit and you can always use newspaper.

steeley
05-21-2011, 02:42 AM
Or a cinder block and the back of a plate rim:juggle:

TB_London
05-21-2011, 07:17 AM
I keep a coarse and fine dmt version in my wallet, I find them really useful on other peoples cheap soft knives. They have made helping out in the kitchen bearable on several occasions. If I know I'm going to be pulled into kitchen duty I'll take a king 1k/6k though

evanjohnson
05-21-2011, 08:31 AM
... If I know I'm going to be pulled into kitchen duty I'll take a king 1k/6k though

If you know, why not just bring a knife? It weighs less than the king stone.

Noodle Soup
05-21-2011, 12:54 PM
I usually carry the dual sided EZE-LAP diamond hone that looks like a folded butterfly knife. It has gotten me a few strange looks in cooking schools around the world but I never count on other people's knives being sharp enough.

TB_London
05-21-2011, 03:37 PM
If you know, why not just bring a knife? It weighs less than the king stone.

Two reasons, I travel mostly by public transport, and am less concerned about carrying a stone than knives, secondly it's a chance to leave them with sharp knives, hopefully one step closer to them understanding what all the fuss is about as well :D

Lefty
05-21-2011, 04:17 PM
I absolutely love knives, but this really proves how nuts we all are! Haha
While in Europe, I sharpened up basically every knife I came across on a little oil stone that my in-laws keep in their house there.
Now, whenever I'm with the family and there's a dull knife, they expect me to perform miracles. I have to admit, I love it, especially since my skills have improved tenfold since then!